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Hey welcome to the team! Very interesting first video cheers

Jan. 25, 2023 | 10:39 p.m.

Hey shaun I really enjoy this format.


Jan. 25, 2023 | 4:10 p.m.

at 8:47 you say you don't open A2/A3o from the SB vs button. I just looked up this solution with 200nl rake. Would this then be a massive leak at NL25/NL50? Besides the BB defending to tight what would incentivize you to make this an open.

  • if the BB had 75bb with no reads
    -If the BB was playing 40 vpip over 40 hands


Jan. 25, 2023 | 1:36 a.m.

Really like your explanation about the AQ defend in the first hand. its amazing how quickly the strategy can change between 100bb and 60bb

Jan. 25, 2023 | 1:04 a.m.

I don't really like this video. My opponents know preflop is solved and play the ranges perfectly.

Cheers Frankie

Jan. 25, 2023 | 12:55 a.m.

Hey NL10 rake structure I am 3x pre. weak players will call to wide earning you ev. good players will call less causing you to pay less high rake earning you ev.

On the flop vs a bad player who calls to wide from the sb. I used the range below. it is equal EV to use a small size or 3/4 size. I would opt for for the larger size vs this weaker player.

Turn I don't think you should focus to much on the combo of 74s this hand is going to a very rear call even for a fish. and if he is calling with that he is calling with many other combos that we have dominated. solver prefers to bet 3/4 pot here. I prefer betting as well vs a weaker player.

River as played when we check back turn you should check back river.

Good luck

Jan. 22, 2023 | 6:55 p.m.

Hey Nice Graph! My recommendation would be to game select heavily and play NL25 Reg tables. The coemption will be about the same. the real battle at micro stakes is beating the rake. you already have poker skill I would now find soft games so that you can start playing for a bit of real money.

Good Luck

Jan. 22, 2023 | 1:20 a.m.

Thanks Hawks!

do you mean on the turn playing his As badly or on the river?

Jan. 20, 2023 | 6:13 p.m.

In my opinion this looks like a very standard spot. That we can just think of as a cooler and move on. But that is the trap of zoom poker it stunts our growth.

If we look deeper at this hand, we can come to a better answer. Let’s start with our opponent. What do we know about him? No reads were included so let’s think about population tendencies. NL2 players are not very good at poker they are learning or monkeying around. They are going to be making allot of theoretical mistakes. The most common mistake that weaker players make is that they are to passive overall. As result there is many spots where your opponents are going to be massively under bluffing. We can take advantage of this by hero folding in spots where GTO would call.

Preflop: have you considered the fact that you could fold this hand preflop? This hand is a difficult hand to play OOP when you are learning. Are you folding A2o here? You need to be.

Flop: This street is played well in my opinion. After the check raise our range looks like a mix of nut draws 2 pairs and sets.

I ran this spot in deep solver and it turns out this is a GTO fold. This is debatable depending on the simulation but lets not get stuck in the weeds and consider it close in GTO land.

Deep solver shows calling here As a -.78bb mistake. Not a huge mistake in 25.74bb pot. But for this call to be only a .78bb mistake villain needs to have bluffs. This model assumes he is bluffing with his KK-JJ with a spade and all combos of pocket 99s and his 78o. As I mentioned NL2 players are passive overall so in practice we will find this spot will be massively under bluffed.

I ran this spot by another winning NL100 player, and he said the same thing as the above comment turn is a tough spot. I would argue that this is an easy fold if you think about it. We do not need to worry about the population counter exploiting us here. I am hero folding. And moving to the next hand where villain is sure to make a ton of mistakes.

Sorry for the rambling post. But it helps my game to dig into hands.

Jan. 20, 2023 | 5:54 p.m.

Hey deepsover is definitely more affordable then GTO wizard. You get full functionality with lowest subscription. That level has been enough for me so far.

GTO wizard is user friendly! What i dont like about it is the static gto ranges. Small stakes players do not play this way. I like being able model hands to the populations that I play.


Jan. 16, 2023 | 8:14 p.m.

Hey I just looked up some top players at this stake and there is a guy winning at 11bbs/100 over a 500k hands. I guess these games are for sure beatable!

Jan. 16, 2023 | 4:46 a.m.

Hey Emty, I enjoyed the video. As a NL 6max player I have been wanting to mix in some micro PLO for some fun. I was under the impression that GG rake was super high. Are the games soft enough to make these games beatable?

Also i agree at micros players are much better served to play reg tables. But the fast fold makes for an interesting video.

Jan. 16, 2023 | 1:30 a.m.

Hey Nuno glad your sticking around! As a 6Max player I get value out of your videos

Jan. 16, 2023 | 1:24 a.m.

Hey Mark I really enjoyed this video. working on my 3bet post flop game out of position is one of my top priority's for 2023. I really like that this video is based on the general concept, that these boards are going to be bad for our SB 3 betting range. I would like more videos like this.

Jan. 16, 2023 | 1:20 a.m.

Thanks for the Video Giovanni! I enjoy these videos where we train a spot. one thing I would recommend is to write out your assumptions. Then test them as you review the solutions. I find this help me internalize the solutions.


Jan. 16, 2023 | 1:14 a.m.

Great video Max. definitely appreciate the tips for moving up to NL200 from NL50.
The site I play on is small so I play a mix of NL50-NL200. NL200 being 4x the stakes adds allot of variance to my results.

Jan. 16, 2023 | 1:12 a.m.

My favorite solver is Deep solver for these exact reasons. Nacho made a video about all the features.


Jan. 15, 2023 | 7:35 p.m.

Hey bro. You would probably get more traction if you put some information about who you are?

Jan. 14, 2023 | 11:57 p.m.

Welcome back Zach 25:46. Do you think the 5bet shouve is good? Whats the bottem of our value range here QQ?

What would we flat here?

Cool video.

Jan. 11, 2023 | 3:14 a.m.

Such a great video thanks Tyler. I love the way you always break things down with a calculator. in your private coaching do you do allot of database reviews like this?

Jan. 11, 2023 | 2:50 a.m.

Comment | i-hate-soup commented on QQ xr in 3way

Hey Trinity
For Preflop I would 4x. UTGs calling range is not going to change if you raise it anther 1/2bb. this helps your win rate over all. I like to think about how big of a mistake I can force weak players to make pre flop.

Flop I think we can bet or check with intention to check raise. If button is an agro fish I check to him if they are both very passive I am more inclined to C-bet this flop.

"Question 2: Is this strong enough to play like this ?"
I am not sure about this. I was trying to think about what hands are calling are Jam 99-JJ?

Maybe A8

what are your thoughts on his calling range? I think in theory we should be block betting small and checking some %.

By the river are hand is much weaker.


Jan. 11, 2023 | 2:41 a.m.

My human brain says about $350.

My solvers says

"It is important to ask clear and specific questions in research in order to obtain relevant and accurate answers. If the questions are not well-defined or are too broad, the results of the research may be ambiguous or inconclusive. It is also important to consider the limitations of the research and to acknowledge any potential biases that may affect the results. By carefully considering and framing the research questions, researchers can increase the likelihood of obtaining useful and meaningful answers".

Not trying to be a jerk but this is the truth.
Cheers brother

Jan. 7, 2023 | 11:49 p.m.

Welcome back Phil! I was just about to Chirp you Canadian style for not making an appearance in while.

Glad to have you back
You still have the best poker community on the internet! I Miss some of the OGs around here. but somehow you guys continue to hire the best in business.

Jan. 7, 2023 | 2:52 a.m.

Another great video! Also I really enjoyed your elite call there were some nuggets in there for me. especially when you talked about turn sizing heuristics for simplification.

Jan. 6, 2023 | 3:36 p.m.

Yeah Happy New year! Definitely like the deep analysis of the spot. comparing this spot between chip EV and ICM is pretty interesting.

Jan. 6, 2023 | 3:33 p.m.

Hey Pete it would be awesome if you could put an explanation of your tags in video description

Cheers Bro

Jan. 6, 2023 | 3:29 p.m.

Hey buddy do you use Poker tracker? or another tracker software?

Jan. 6, 2023 | 2:50 p.m.

Comment | i-hate-soup commented on In Solver We Trust

Happy New Year Bro. In the Hud is the 3rd stat aggression factor?

Also I am really finding your style of review helpful in my own game. To review the hand. Write my own questions, come up with my assumptions then run the hand through deep solver. its especially helpful to write my assumptions and then challenge them with the solver.

Thanks for the video!

Jan. 4, 2023 | 1:43 a.m.

You need to factor in what game you are playing first. I believe this was done with NL500 rake. if you play low stakes then this model does not apply much to you.

Next your population is most likely only 3 betting around 5% in that spot. So the majority of these marginal calls are going to be -EV.

Your right to not be trying to play these frequency's at low stakes. Use GTO preflop charts as a model to look at. Next think about how your population plays. and adjust from there

For post flop I would recommend doing your own simulations using a program like PIO or my personal favorite Deep solver. You can input your own preflop ranges based on the way players in your game play.

hope that helps cheers!

Jan. 4, 2023 | 1:19 a.m.

Hey Mx404 thanks for the shout out bro! I really appreciate our community. I have been long time user of RIO. I am glad to finally get involved!

Jan. 2, 2023 | 5:43 p.m.

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